Pediatric surgeons at Cohen Children’s receive promotions

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Dr. Jose Prince (left) and Dr. Andrew Hong. (Photo courtesy of Northwell Health)

In recognition of their longterm success and leadership skills at Cohen Children’s Medical Center, Dr. Jose Prince, director of pediatric surgery, and Dr. Andrew Hong, pediatric surgeon, have received promotions.

Prince will now serve as divisional director of pediatric surgery as well as vice chair of surgery at Northwell Health. Prince, who has led various surgical programs at Cohen Children’s since 2010, began his work as director of minimally invasive surgery. In 2012, Prince assumed the role of trauma medical director; it was during this time that he led the hospital’s effort to become New York State’s first level 1 pediatric trauma center, as granted by the American College of Surgery.

Prince currently serves as chair of the New York City Department of Health’s Regional Trauma Advisory Committee and vice chair of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma. He has worked as a research fellow at several prestigious institutions, including the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Bethesda, Maryland, and the University of Pittsburgh. He will continue his work as an associate professor of surgery at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, as well as his research role at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research.

Hong, a well-respected member of the pediatric surgical community, will now assume the position of associate vice president of perioperative services at Cohen Children’s after previously serving in several leadership roles at the hospital. Since 1997, he has performed countless surgeries throughout the health system. Most recently, he has served as division director of pediatric general, thoracic and endoscopic surgery – a role he has held since 2014.

Hong, a fellow at the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Pediatrics, will also remain on as assistant professor of surgery and pediatrics at the Zucker School of Medicine. In this capacity, he supervises pediatric surgical fellows, general surgery residents, pediatrics residents and medical students during pediatric surgery rotation.

“We are delighted to recognize the achievements of both Dr. Prince and Dr. Hong, two outstanding physicians who had done so much to improve the health and well-being of our young patients, as well as lending their skills and expertise to future generations of pediatric surgeons,” said Charles Schleien, senior vice president, executive director and chair of pediatric services at Northwell Health. “We congratulate them on their new positions and their invaluable contributions to Cohen Children’s and Northwell Health.”

Submitted by Northwell Health

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